Cataract Blindness

About Us

People working together for one goal

Our Goal is to reduce Cataract Blindness.

Our team is made up of doctors, nurses, technicians, business executives and global outreach specialists.

Working together we are restoring sight  and we are having a blast doing it.

Why because we have the privilege to be "humans at our best".

Helping each other...

Changing the world

 Improving the quantity, quality, and accessibility of cataract services 

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The Problem

 Cataract remains a leading cause of vision loss in  developing countries. Cataract blindness is treatable, fixed by a 15-20 minute surgical procedure. 

In developing countries, there are not enough surgeries being performed so there is a  back-log that keeps increasing.

THE ANSWER:  MORE Surgeries!

How do we do this?

Assist current surgeons to increase the quality and quantity of surgery being performed.  

-Train more surgeons

 -Provide access to equipment

- training for nurses and assistants

for outreach screenings.


Global Cataract blindness is fixable 

It will take all of us, working together empowering each other to reduce numbers

No one organization can do it all 

But we are all pieces of the puzzle 


Have we have found the secret to happiness?

We think so. 

Being part of something bigger than oneself...

Part of a team that is doing good.

Changing the world,

One person at a time,

Touching another's life and making it better.

Working with others who are dedicated to humanity.

It is a privilege to be part of this team

To belong to something greater than yourself 

 

Give Sight

Welcome to the team! 

Your donation will help bring sight and a new life to those with cataract blindness. 


This is a great gift to give. 

A Hanukkah gift

Stocking Stuffer

We have donation cards which you can download below

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gift of sight cards (pdf)

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How we work

What is a cataract

A cataract is an opacification of the eye’s crystalline lens, which is normally transparent.  

The most common symptoms of a cataract are:

  • Cloudy or blurry vision.
  • Glare. 
  • Poor night vision.
  • Double vision .
  • Eventually it can become opacified reducing vision to only counting fingers or light perception.


Who do we work with?

Our first project is in Tanzania

We are partnering with cataract surgeons. Providing education, equipment and team support. We are a US-Tanzanian team learning from each other.

A partnership improving  clinic and OR equipment, sponsoring  education for nurses  and doctors  education.


How can you help?

Join our mission:

Sponsor a doctor.

Provide a scholarship for a nurse or technician

Donate a microscope

Donate a Biometry unit

Donate an intraocular  lens 

How does Cataract Removal change a life?

Treatment is surgical, removing the lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.It gives  vision 

Indépendance

 Joy

The ability to work again

Improve the economics of the family

Women helping women

Gender and Blindness

Close to two-thirds of the world’s blind are women. In the industrialised countries this is because women live longer than men, but in non-industrialised settings, where cataract is responsible for most blindness, it is simply because women do not get to access services with the same frequency as men. For example the cataract surgical coverage among women in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia is nearly always lower, sometimes only half that in men.


Team work

Globally about 50 million people are blind, and of this figure 64% are women. This equals an age-adjusted rate of 39% greater than for men. This figure could increase to 75 million by 2020 unless increased efforts are made to prevent blindness

Change the world chose to be part of the solution

Welcome to the team! Your donation will help bring sight and a new life to those with cataract blindness. 

Thank you for your kindness

Looking for a gift that will change a life?  


$50        gives sight for one 

$100       gives two people vision

$1000     gives 20 people their vision

$10,000  a microscope 

$15,000  a scholarship to support an ophthalmologist in training 

$100,000   2,000 people see and 2000 families changed!

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About Us

MGMs

We are here to get the job done. Look out blindness, we're coming for you

Be part of the change

Why not change the world with us! Give the gift of vision.  

Empowering Doctors to do what they do best

What a wonderful stocking stuffer 

and a Hanukkah gift 


$100 gives two people vision

$1000 gives 20 people their vision

$10,000 a microscope 

$15,000 a scholarship to support an ophthalmologist in training 


Women's Blindess

 Women and cataract Blindness: Although women outlive men nearly everywhere in the world, they do not necessarily enjoy a good quality of life in their later years. This is often a result of disability caused by a range of chronic conditions, including but not limited to those affecting the eyes. As the population increases in many parts of the world, estimates suggest that by 2020 the number of people who are blind will have increased to around 76 million.

A number of international programmes have tried to tackle this growing burden. The Vision 2020 Initiative aims to eliminate all avoidable blindness by 2020 but pays little or no attention to issues of gender equity. Similar criticisms can be made of the most recent initiative from the WHO. Though its Universal Eye Health: A Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Blindness 2014–2019 did adopt the principles of universal health coverage (UHC) it paid almost no attention to goals, targets and indicators related to equality between women and men. Unless this ‘gender blindness’ is tackled in both research and service delivery, it seems likely that a large percentage of people who are still blind in 2020 will be women living in in the poorest parts of the world.


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We are always interested in others ideas to help deliver care in a safe high quality yet cost effective manner. 


PHOTOS by Micheal Schoenfled

EyeCorps, Inc

1601 Elm Street, Suite 3500, Dallas, TX 75201